In the original, 1990's British version of House of Cards, Francis Urquhart is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. The American version — the second season of which is set to launch on Netflix Friday — is considerably different. For one thing, the House majority whip Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) may nominally be a blue-dog Democrat from South Carolina, but he is as free of ideology as it's
University officials say that as the institution has leapt ahead in rankings and prestige, the city of College Park has lagged behind and that the status quo could stymie recruitment of talented faculty and students.
The stock of Roland Park's Video Americain, possibly Baltimore's last video rental store, will be up for grabs next week, after negotiations for a single buyer to purchase the store's 35,000-unit inventory failed.
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers have grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications. Why not disposable razors? That's the question posed by a Catonsville-based firm — along with about half a dozen other online upstarts.
Some episodes of "The Walking Dead" inspire discussion by killing off main characters and twisting the plot; others, like Sunday night's episode, "Infection," pique fan interest by raising questions about the nature of the disease that has turned the planet into hell on earth.
There's bad journalism, and then, there is bad online, show-biz journalism, which is in a class by itself when it comes to laziness, lack of fact-checking and flatout hack-ocity (I know that's not a word, but it speaks to my anger at the moment).
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady paycheck, not being part of TV history.
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
...the slippery slope established could result in more affluent neighborhoods paying extra for patrols at the expense of everyone else, or everyone being sent bills every time they have encounters with police.
The Bel Air Police Department will be paid approximately $1,500 for assisting with security at Tuesday afternoon's "House of Cards" filming that took place along Williams Street, Chief Leo Matrangola said Wednesday.